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Ice Cream Surprise: Lavender Ice Cream

Herbs and flowers for flavor and color.
By Theresa Loe
August/September 1996
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Who wouldn't love a lick of these? Rose Ice Cream, Lemon Ice Cream and, in the background, Lavender Ice Cream.


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  • 2 rounded tablespoons fresh lavender ­blossoms
  • 1 batch French Vanilla Ice Cream 
  • 1 rounded teaspoon chopped fresh ­lavender blossoms
  • 7 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 7 drops blue food coloring (optional)
  1. Stir the 2 tablespoons lavender blossoms into the hot ice-cream base. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight (the longer it is refrigerated, the stronger the flavor will be).
  2. Strain the mixture and add the additional chopped lavender blossoms and the optional food coloring.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Theresa Loe is an aerospace engineer, freelance writer and lecturer who tends her herb garden in a small Southern California coastal community. Her book, The Herbal Home Companion, is due out from Kensington, Inc., this fall.

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